Pastor Brian is a native Pennsylvanian and a lifelong Presbyterian. He has a B.S. in Electronic Media from Kutztown University and a Master's of Divinity from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. When he isn't immersed in the life of the church or continuing his study of theology and scripture he can be found reading a Batman comic, watching a Star Wars movie, or playing with his cat.
Christy enjoys being the administrative assistant and helping others. In her spare time, she likes making memories with her family, snuggling with her cats while reading, gardening, and walking her dog.
Ralph Johansen has been the organist at Buffalo Presbyterian Church since 2005. He has studied with Dean Billmeyer, Diana Lee Lucker, and Howard Don Small. Ralph is a 2007 graduate of the University of Minnesota where he received a bachelor of Music degree with a major in organ performance. He is an active member of the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, as well as the Masons and the Eastern Star.
Michael is the choir director at BPC. He has been teaching music for the last 27 years. He is currently teaching 6-8 choir at Roosevelt Middle School in Blaine, MN. He is married to Dawn and has three children, Deirdra, Nick, and Emily. When he is not busy with music he enjoys gardening, playing games on his iPad, and reading.
Nursery Attendant - Lead
Mandy Harkess enjoys getting to know our youngest members on Sundays when she spends time with them in the Church Nursery. When not in the nursery, she can be found spending time with her family, working in the Imaging Department at the Buffalo Hospital, and volunteering in many activities around the church.
Diane Ellis describes herself as a jack-of-all-trades. She enjoys working with the children in the nursery on sunday morning, helping people, cleaning the church, preparing communion and just sitting and enjoying life. Diane is also one of our Deacons and is part of our Prayer Shawl ministry.
Outside of church Sierra likes to babysit her cousins. She enjoys attending online school. She loves animals and volunteering at the local animal shelter.